Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Degree Requirements

The Communication Major provides three concentrations: Broadcast and Production, Public Relations, and Interpersonal Communication. The mission of the Communication Major is to develop effective public speakers, versatile cross-medium writers, competent technology users, and healthy relationship partners.

 

Common Experience Courses - 42 hours

42 in Foundational and Liberal Arts Emphasis (36 in Identity Categories)

 

Supporting Courses - 30 hours

ENG 1317 Introduction to Literature

PSY 1311 Introduction to Psychology

COM 2303 Mass Media History and Theory

COM 2317 Cinema and Religion

COM 2314 Communication Technology 

COM 3304 Group Dynamics

COM 3335 Intercultural Communication Experience

Foreign Language (3 hours)

Foreign Language (3 hours)

Global/Cultural (3 hours)

 

Communication Major Requirements - 36 hours

Lower-level courses required (7 hours)

COM 2100 Communication Practicum I

COM 2301 Human Communication Theory

COM 2308 Writing for the Media and Public Relations

 

Upper-level courses required (11 hours)

COM 4101 Communication Capstone Course

COM 4100 Communication Practicum II

COM 4310 Communication Internship

Plus 6 hours (2 classes) from the following list (except for #1, any from this list may be repeated to meet this 6 hour requirement):

  • COM 3303 Communication in the Church
  • COM 3399 Independent Study
  • COM 3360 Topics in Communication
  • COM 3398 National/International Travel
  • An upper-level COM course outside of one’s concentration

 

Plus One Concentration - 18 hours

Broadcast and Production Concentration

COM 3307 Media Analysis and Criticism

COM 3317 Production I: Film Style

COM 3318 Production II: Broadcast

COM 3320 Media Law and Ethics

COM 4320 Production III: Directing and Performance

COM 4301 Digital Journalism and New Media Communication

 

Public Relations Concentration

COM 3301 Diffusion of Innovation

COM 3308 Persuasive Communication

COM 3310 Public Relations

COM 3331 Organizational Communication

COM 4301 Digital Journalism and New Media Communication

BADM 3352 Integrated Marketing Communication

 

Interpersonal Communication Concentration

COM 3302 Nonverbal Communication

COM 3308 Persuasive Communication

COM 3325 Interpersonal Relationships

COM 3331 Organizational Communication

COM 3350C Conflict Resolution

PSY 3331 Introduction to Counseling

 

Elective Hours

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total minimum number of hours to 128 of which 39 must be upper-level.

 

Minors

Broadcast and Production Minor – 19 hours

COM 2303 Mass Media History and Theory

COM 2308 Writing for the Media and Public Relations 

COM 2314 Communication Technology

COM 3307 Media Analysis and Criticism

COM 3317 Production I: Film Style

COM 4100 Communication Practicum II

COM 4301 Digital Journalism and New Media Communication

 

Public Relations Minor – 19 hours

COM 2308 Writing for the Media and Public Relations

COM 3301 Diffusion of Innovation

COM 3308 Persuasive Communication

COM 3310 Public Relations

COM 3331 Organizational Communication

COM 4100 Communication Practicum II

COM 4301 Digital Journalism and New Media Communication

 

Interpersonal Communication Minor - 19 hours

COM 3302 Nonverbal Communication

COM 3304 Group Dynamics

COM 3308 Persuasive Communication

COM 3325 Interpersonal Relationships

COM 3335 Intercultural Communication Experience

COM 3350C Conflict Resolution

COM 4100 Communication Practicum II

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